gers arriving in the United States from foreign countries during the year 1864 was 221,535, as appears from a communication from the Secretary of State.
Of these, 199,690 landed at New York; Massachusetts received 8,955; Pennsylvania, 4,467; California, 3,185; Maryland, 2,960; Maine, 1,373; New Jersey, 321; Oregon, 307; Florida, 199; Rhode Island, 54; New Hampshire, 16.
But three persons died on the voyage.
Raid on light boats.
The New York Herald has the following dispatch from Washington:
On Saturday night last, a party of rebels, numbering about one hundred and fifty, under command of Lieutenant Taylor Wood, of the rebel navy, and nephew of Jeff. Davis, left the Ycomico river in sloops and small boats, bound on a raid to Smith's island, with the design of destroying the light boats.
The gunboat Yankee and several other of our boats were informed of their movements, and at once started in pursuit of them.
It may be, as our gunboats were last night shelling the wood